A father-of-two has been jailed for five years after he was caught with a gun and £33,000 of drugs.
Police discovered the converted replica revolver and cocaine during the search of a garage used by Liam McCaig in the Dyce area of Aberdeen.
The 23-year-old had denied the illegal possession of the revolver and being concerned in the supply of the Class A drugs on May 22 last year but was found guilty at trial.
Today the High Court in Edinburgh heard he still maintains his innocence and believes he has been set up by someone with a grudge against him.
But judge Lord Brailsford told him: “You have been found guilty by a jury and that is a factor that must be faced up to.”
Police found the gun and drugs, along with a machete and knives, during a search of the garage in Berrywell Road.
McCaig – who had told the man who officially rents the garage from the council that he wanted to store motorbikes in it – was linked to the crime using DNA and fingerprint evidence.
Lord Brailsford jailed McCaig for five years for the firearms crime and three years for the drugs offence, but ordered that the sentences run concurrently.